Lazarov in 2018
10 May 1980|
Sveti Nikole, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|Current club||HBC Nantes|
|RK Ovče Pole|
|Al Sadd SC|
|BM Ciudad Real|
|BM Atlético Madrid|
|FC Barcelona Lassa|
Lazarov holds the record for most goals scored in a single World Men's Handball Championship (92). He is also the all-time top scorer in the EHF Champions League and the only player to have scored more than 1,000 goals. Due to his scoring prowess, he is regarded as one of the best handball players of all time.
On 29 January 2009, Lazarov became world record-holder for the number of goals scored in one World Championship. In nine games he scored 92 goals for the Macedonia national team at the 2009 World Men's Handball Championship that took place in Croatia. On 24 March 2009, Kiril Lazarov was awarded the Medal for Service to the Country by the then-president of the Republic of Macedonia Branko Crvenkovski in acknowledgment of his sport achievements and his contribution to developing and popularizing the sport in Macedonia as well as promoting the country abroad.
On 27 January 2012, Lazarov became both the European and World record-holder for scored goals in a single championship by scoring 61 goals in 7 games at the 2012 European Men's Handball Championship.
On 4 October 2015, with his fifth goal in a match against PICK Szeged, Lazarov became the first player in the history of the EHF Champions League to break the 1000 goals barrier and helped Barcelona win 30:28.
On 29 May 2016, Lazarov was voted as The Best Right Back of the Champions League All-star team.
In late December 2020, he was voted as best right back of the decade in a poll organized by Handball Planet, with votes coming from fans and jury consisted of handball legends, coaches and journalists.
Lazarov has won 15 national championships and the same number of national cup tournaments for five different clubs. In international club tournaments, his best results are two runners-up.
- RK Pelister
- RK Zagreb
- MKB Veszprem KC
- Hungarian League: (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006)
- Hungarian Cup: (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007)
- BM Ciudad Real
- BM Atlético Madrid
- FC Barcelona Handbol
Lazarov has been married to his wife Ljubica since June 2006. They have two children, a boy named Blagojče and girl named Lana. His brother Filip is also a handball player.
- EHF profile
- Idrizi, Amina. "Lazarov brothers battle at the top of Group B". EHF. 20 November 2015.
- "WCh France 2017, Day 2: Macedonia edge Tunisia, Slovenia crush Angola as SEHA players combine for 29". SEHA League. 12 January 2017.
- ehfCL.com Lazarov: It's all about the team
- http://www.handball-planet.com/ Kiril Lazarov scores 1000 goals in EHF Champions League!
- The Lazarov brothers were once again 'money' for Macedonia